Please join the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and International Relief and Development for a discussion entitled "Pakistan Elections and Regional Stability: How Foreign Assistance Can Help."
Pakistan's historic elections ushered in promises to improve security, address the energy crisis, tackle economic issues, and build a stronger and more prosperous Pakistan. Now three months into the new administration, the leadership has missed several opportunities and faces mounting challenges. Moreover, as the United States ends its active military engagement in Afghanistan, US interest in the country's stability and regional role take on special prominence, as these are keys to peace and long-term development. Currently, more than $1 billion of foreign aid per year has been appropriated but not yet disbursed for Pakistan's development efforts under the Kerry-Lugar Berman Act, due to end next year.
Panelists will provide their perspectives on steps the new government should take to build stability and the role foreign assistance may play in the process. The session will feature commentary on the current political and economic climate and the future of foreign assistance, followed by an expert panel and Q&A to dissect these issues.